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common name for the Rubiaceae, a family of chiefly tropical and subtropical trees, shrubs, and herbs, especially abundant in N South America. The family is important economically for several tropical crops, e.g., coffee, quinine, and ipecac, and for many ornamentals, e.g.
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Inquisitiveness (See CURIOSITY.)
Insanity (See MADNESS.)
Adam and Eve
naked in Eden; knew no shame. [O.T.: Genesis 2:25]
Sanskrit name means sinless. [Hindu Myth.: Benét, 50]
Babes in the Wood
innocent children are lost in the wood and die. [Br. Lit.: Babes in the Wood, Walsh Classical, 42]
basin and ewer
Pilate’s guiltlessness signified by washing of hands. [N.T.: Matthew 27:24]
Budd, Billy
friendly sailor; held in warm affection by crew. [Am. Lit.: Billy Budd]
free of evil. [Br. Lit.: “Christabel” in Walsh Modern, 95]
with fairy godmother’s aid, poor maligned girl wins prince’s heart. [Fr. Fairy Tale: Cinderella]
believes marriage to Pinkerton is real. [Ital. Opera: Puccini, Madama Butterfly, Westerman, 357]
symbol of blamelessness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 173; Kunz, 328]
Delano, Amasa
naive, goodhearted captain rescues captive captain from mutineers. [Am. Lit.: Benito Cereno]
blamelessness martyred through slander. [Br. Lit.: Othello]
Hallyard, St
. Norwegian martyred in defense of guiltless woman. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 165]
has instinct for goodness. [Children’s Lit.: Heidi]
chaste wife unjustly suspected by Postumus of unfaithfulness. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare Cymbeline]
attribute of young woman; personification of guiltlessness. [Art: Hall, 161]
female saloonkeeper in mining town; never been kissed. [Ital. Opera: Puccini, Girl of the Golden West, Westerman, 360–361]
in marrying former mistress of enemy. [Ger. Opera: d’Albert, Tief land, Westerman, 371–374]
Pinch, Tom
guileless, with unbounded goodness of heart. [Br. Lit.: Martin Chuzzlewit]
beautiful jungle girl, lover of birds and animals, knows neither evil nor guile. [Br. Lit.: Hudson Green Mansions in Magill I, 333]
unjustly condemned for adultery; later acquitted. [Apocrypha: Daniel and Susanna]
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Entering a world of mystery, fun and adventure Innocence has been dubbed"a magical theatre journey".
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DHA built a team of legal and political experts, including the California Innocence Project (CIP), to review and assist with his case.
Lost Innocence, which was published in 2013, now has a teacher's guide to go along with it, made possible by a $14,050 grant from the Anglican Church of Canada's Healing Fund.
Now a qualified solicitor, Caitlin Gallagher was elected student Innocence Officer during her time as a Cardiff student, and visited Mr George in prison while working on his case.
Ms Gallagher said: "I am delighted to hear that Cardiff Law School's Innocence Project has been shortlisted for the Christine Jackson Young Person Award.
Innocence is a unique playroom performance that invites children aged three and over - and their accompanying adults - to explore William Blake's imagination on a fun adventure.
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